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Thoughts on the Clemson Game

February 26, 2009

Unlike the man up north, your humble editor is actually devoted to his team and watched the entire game last night. He also woke up in the hospital with a rare case of heart attack with brain aneurysm. Bad combo, the doctors said.

But during recovery, a few thoughts were processed:

  • You know when someone takes a long 3-pointer and you scream “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?”, but then they drain it? This game had that feeling for about 2 hours. “Holy lord, you just threw the ball to them. Oh, they threw it back. And we got a dunk. I need to lay down.”
  • Free throw percentage: 58.6% – Is that for real? We shot 57.9% from three-point land. Victor Davila and Jeff Allen managed to go a solid 1-8 from the stripe. If I’m Duke, I’m fouling Davila or Allen every time down the floor. (Also, if I was Duke, I would be unhappy with my life choices.)
  • Speaking of Allen, is he even on the team? The guy finished with 5 points and 4 fouls. That’s Marcus Sailes type numbers. Dorenzo Hudson outscored him in 2 shot attempts.
  • Oglesby… ugh. Where is Deron Washington when you really need someone to get teabagged?
  • Tanner Smith. White boy name? Or whitest name EVER? Freaking gingers…
  • Saint Christopher, your help will not be forgotten. You are the best 18 foot tall saint ever.

So here’s the blue print – win one more regular season game and one in the ACC tourney. That should put us in, but no promises.

This game started a new lease on the season. There is hope, and hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever died.